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SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) represents a new and innovative paradigm for affordable public higher education for students interested in science, engineering, technology, business, health care, and the liberal arts with academic offerings that provide a well-rounded approach to experiential learning. This hands-on education is cognizant and respectful of the customary academic enterprise while fostering the fast-evolving culture of discovery in today’s knowledge-driven global economy, providing students an unmatched education targeted for success in our ever-changing world.
A diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus culture
SUNY Poly values and includes students from all background in our warm, welcoming community. Our university offers unmatched opportunities for students to succeed and thrive.
• Our Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support, and financial assistance to first-time, full-time students who show promise for success in college but may need additional support.
• The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a New York State Department of Education–funded program developed to increase the amount of under-represented and economically disadvantaged students who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in STEM fields.
• A dedicated Student Accessibility Services office ensure differently-abled students have access to all the resources they need for success.
• We offer services specifically for veterans as well as men and women currently serving in the armed forces.
Vibrant student life
The Institute boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 students. A total of 955 residential students attend the institution, primarily at SUNY Poly Utica, which hosts more than 40 student clubs and organizations, NCAA Division III athletics, 12 intramural sports, and a rich residential life program on its beautiful, modern, and vibrant campus.
World-class education at an affordable price
SUNY Poly students enjoy the affordability of a public college tuition with the benefits that many small private institutions boast, including small class sizes, individualized learning experiences, and a tight-knit community. With access to expert faculty and researchers, innovative career preparation, and world-class facilities, SUNY Poly offers unique opportunities for all students. A commitment to cutting-edge academic and research programs makes SUNY Poly a unique, high-tech global leader in public higher education.